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  1. Building Fences Setting Foundations

  2. God wants you to be holy, so you should keep clear of all sexual sin. - I Thessalonians 4:3 (NLT) Building Fences

  3. Dress Appropriately • But you must be careful with this freedom of yours. Do not cause a brother or sister with a weaker conscience to stumble. – I Corinthians 8:9 (NLT) Guides for Gals…

  4. Act Maturely • And what God wants is for us to be made holy by the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all time. – Hebrews 10:10 (NLT) Guides for Gals…

  5. Live Respectfully • “Honor your father and mother.” This is the first of the Ten Commandments that ends with a promise. And this is the promise: If you honor your father and mother, “you will live a long life, full of blessing.” - Ephesians 6:2,3 (NLT) Guides for Gals…

  6. Set Standards Immediately • But my vineyard is all mine, and I’m keeping it to myself. – Song of Solomon 8:12 (Message) Guides for Gals…

  7. Live Respectfully • “But I say, anyone who even looks at a woman with lust in his eye has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” - Matthew 5:28 (NLT) Guides for Guys…

  8. Mature Quickly • It’s like this: When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child does. But when I grew up, I put away childish things. – I Corinthians 13:11 (NLT) Guides for Guys…

  9. Set Standards Immediately • But Daniel made up his mind not to defile himself by eating the food and wine given to them by the king. He asked the chief official for permission to eat other things instead. – Daniel 1:8 (NLT) Guides for Guys…

  10. GUIDELINES Setting _____________ for today keeps __________ alive for tomorrow. DREAMS Building Fences

  11. Building Fences Speedometer Malfunction?

  12. God wants you to be holy, so you should keep clear of all sexual sin. - I Thessalonians 4:3 (NLT) Speedometer Malfunction?

  13. Desire Accelerates • Judas Iscariot – • Then Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve disciples, went to the leading priests and asked, “How much will you pay me to betray Jesus to you?” And they gave him thirty pieces of silver. From that time on, Judas began looking for the right time and place to betray Jesus. • - Matthew 26:14-16 Speedometer Malfunction?

  14. Passing the “point”

  15. Becomes easier to pass next time • Lot – • Pitches his tents in the region of Sodom and Gomorrah • Lives near the gates of Sodom • Moves into Sodom Passing the “point”

  16. Sense of fulfillment doesn’t last • David – • Stays away from battle • Sees Bathsheba and doesn’t look away • Spends the night with her • Tries to cover it up • Kills her husband Passing the “point”

  17. FURTHER The ___________ you go, the _________ you want to go. FASTER Speedometer Malfunction?

  18. Building Fences Marathon vs. 100 yd. dash

  19. God wants you to be holy, so you should keep clear of all sexual sin. - I Thessalonians 4:3 (NLT) Marathon vs. 100 yd. dash

  20. Satisfaction needs to be fed • Lot’s wife – • At dawn the next morning the angels became insistent. “Hurry,” they said to Lot. “Take your wife and your two daughters who are here. Get out of here right now, or you will be caught in the destruction of the city.” When Lot still hesitated, the angels seized his hand and the hands of his wife and two daughters and rushed them to safety outside the city, for the LORD was merciful…Lot’s wife looked back as she was following along behind him, and she became a pillar of salt. • - Genesis 19:15,16,26 Marathon vs. 100 yd. dash

  21. The desire grows • Solomon – • More gold than any other king • Over 1000 wives and concubines • Silver and gold in Jerusalem were as plentiful as stone • Surpassed all earthly kings in riches and wisdom • Personal income was equal to about ½ billion a year • 40,000 horses, 1400 chariots and a fleet of ships Marathon vs. 100 yd. dash

  22. setting the pace…

  23. The more we have, the more we want • Ahab – • Was king of Israel • Had all he wanted • Coveted the one thing he could not have setting the pace…

  24. Set boundaries must be physical • A wise person thinks much about death, while the fool thinks only about having a good • time now. • - Ecclesiastes 7:4 setting the pace…

  25. PACE _______ yourself to stay ______. PURE Speedometer Malfunction?

  26. Building Fences Avoiding the Repeat

  27. God wants you to be holy, so you should keep clear of all sexual sin. - I Thessalonians 4:3 (NLT) Avoiding the repeat

  28. 1. We’re made to advance Avoiding the repeat

  29. 2. The retreat desire diminishes through time…if at all Avoiding the repeat

  30. Beginning the new season…

  31. Establish the starting point • What this means is that those who become Christians become new persons. They are not the same anymore, for the old life is gone. A new life has begun! • - 2 Corinthians 5:17 Beginning the new season…

  32. Develop reminders • “…Go into the middle of the Jordan, in front of the Ark of the LORD your God. Each of you must pick up one stone and carry it out on your shoulder—twelve stones in all, one for each of the twelve tribes. We will use these stones to build a memorial. In the future, your children will ask, ‘What do these stones mean to you?’ Then you can tell them, ‘they remind us that the Jordan River stopped flowing when the Ark of the LORD’S covenant went across.’ These stones will stand as a permanent memorial among the people of Israel.” • - Joshua 4:5-7 Beginning the new season…

  33. FURTHER The___________ you go, the harder it is to ___ ______. GO BACK Avoiding the repeat

  34. Building Fences Walking the Line

  35. God wants you to be holy, so you should keep clear of all sexual sin. - I Thessalonians 4:3 (NLT) Walking the Line

  36. Where will you draw the line? Walking the Line

  37. 1. The arena of your temptation Where you draw the line determines…

  38. 2. The intensity of the temptation Where you draw the line determines…

  39. 3. The consequences of giving in to the temptation Where you draw the line determines…

  40. Choose your story

  41. Run away from sexual sin! No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does. For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body. Or don’t you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body. • - 1 Corinthians 6:18-20 Choose your story

  42. PURITY _________ paves the way to ___________. INTIMACY Walking the Line